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in the fukushima plant 120 miles northeast of here. they are using helicopters to dump huge buckets full of water on the cooling pond of the reactor. pots of two other reactors are boiling at this time. the chairman warned there is no water left in the spent fuel of plant number four resulting in what is extremely high radiation levels. the japanese government nevertheless have no plan to expand the 12 mile exclusion zone. the u.s. ambassador to japan said the situation is deteriorating and warned citizens to leave the area or remain indoors. the state department said the u.s. government has chartered aircraft to help americans leave japan. we are also understand that any american citizen that has no money they can get a flight out from hanita airport and that allows them to get out of the country and they can pay back the u.s. government earlier. a lot of concern amongst the japanese people of what is going on. there is fingerprintic buying of goods. but at this time the sensor and what people are watching is over the next 48 hours of what will happen to the nuclear plant north of here. >> brian
. joining us now from jerusalem, david horowitz, ed tore of the "washington post." he will be joining us about what's happening on the ground. we're looking at pictures out of jerusalem. you can see the scene there. a lot of questions, chaotic scene as people scramble to safety to figure out what had actually occurred, what took place. this comes amid a great deal of tension in the middle east, and this is just the latest that we have seen this coming out of israel between israelis and the palestinians, a conflict, and as you know, a peace that has not been achieved in that particular area. we are still waiting for more information, but you can tell from the pictures there, folks are on the phone, trying to get information, clearing the streets, the emergency personnel trying to evacuate the scene. we understand that we have a medic who is on the phone now who is joining us. sir, can you give us your name? >> i am with the american services. >> where are you now? >> i'm on the scene. we are nearly two hours after the explosion. it occurred a few minutes after 3:00 our time next to a bus
, mike, stay on it for us. martha: from the capitol in wisconsin to our nice's capitol controversial hearings on radicalization in the american, muslim community. christian, jewish muslim groups are protesting outside as this is happening. household chairman paoeuter king is receiving roupb the clock security. in opening remarks kings addressed the controversy but stressed the importance of moving forward with the hearings, take a listen. >> i'm well aware that the announcement of these hearings has generated considerable controversy and opposition. some of this opposition such as my colleague and friends has been measured and thoughtful. other opposition both from special interest groups and the media has ranged from disbelief to rage and hysteria. let me make it clear today that i remain convinced that these hearings must go forward and they will. martha: well we're a few hours into the hearings now. shannon bream is live in washington with the latest. congressman ellison was very emotional this morning. what brought that on, what did he have to say in his testimony. >> reporter: h
traffic control procedures. u.s. transportation secretary ray lahood calling for at least two air traffic controllers now to man overnight shifts. this after a controller at d.c.'s reagan national airport reportedly fell asleep and two planes couldn't get in touch with the tower after mid night just trying to land. both had to go in for a landing on their own. toes your headlines. >> five hour energy ran out and two planes had to do their own thing. >> i'm sure nothing's down there on the runway. let's cross our fingers. let's talk a little bit about what's going on right now. in libya, new video just in, one of qaddafi's bases reportedly destroyed by u.s. coalition air strikes. look at these pictures, showing a flaming wreckage overnight and qaddafi's compound in tripoli also reportedly targeted again and was struck. the commander of britain's royal air force says libya's air force no longer exists. >> so now that we also have an exclusive story that came to us, i think james rosen and jennifer griffin working on this together. essentially, there might be some break as we try to find o
, but despite eight days of bombing the u.s. says military ground forces loyal to president gadhafi still pose a significant threat. on monday, president obama will address the nation on the libyan crisis. >>> disaster in japan. japan's prime minister describes the situation as grave and serious, after another dangerous radiation leak is found at the crippled fukushima nuclear power plant. u.s. navy barges are bringing fresh water to try to head off a meltdown "early" this saturday fresh water to try to head off a meltdown "early" this saturday morning, march 26th, 2011. captioning funded by cbs >>> welcome to a gorgeous spring morning in new york city. 20-something degrees. but who cares, it looks nice. >> that's a beautiful picture, russ. >> welcome to "the early show," i'm russ mitchell. >> and i'm rebecca jarvis. we begin with the latest on the battle for libya. rebels have recaptured the key eastern city of ajdabiya. nato takes control of some of the u.s.-led operation in libya in a matter of days, and president obama will address the nation on monday night to explain u.s. involvement in
>>> good morning. breaking news, a defense department official tells nbc news a u.s. f-15 fighter jet has crashed in libya. we are live with the latest on the fate of the crew. >>> back to work. crews return to the damaged nuclear plant in japan to try to stop the smoke, steam and radiation that's escaping. this morning they have hit a new snag when it comes to re-establishing power to the facility. >>> and sorry, charlie. just two weeks after giving him the boot, cbs is reportedly in talks to bring charlie sheen back to "two and a half men." but after everything each side has said, can anyone say they are winning today? has said, can anyone say they are winning today? tuesday, march 22, 2011. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> and good morning. welcome to "today" on a tuesday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> i'm ann curry in for meredith. the crash of a u.s. fighter jet happened overnight near the city of benghazi. the cause was likely mechanical. >> the pilots ejected and one crew member has been recovered. the other is what they are calling in the process of being rec
can you pass an american citizenship test? >> who is current u.s. vice president? >> current u.s. vice president, isn't it condaleeza rice? >> oh, boy. is that right or wrong? i'll keep it going. we'll find out what people know and don't know about our own government. "fox & friends" starts right now. >> all right. good morning, everybody. thanks so much for joining us. muammar qaddafi is fighting back this morning. qaddafi's forces are striking back in libya. they're pounding rebel held towns with heavy shelling. residents in the town say there are casualties including four children and this comes as the coalition tries to extend the no-fly zone to tripoli. fox's steve harrigan has more from libya's capital. >> a third night of attacks here in the libyan capital. several loud explosions off about one mile from where i'm standing near the direction of colonel qaddafi's compound which has been targeted as a command and control center for the regime. those explosions followed up immediately by anti-aircraft fire here from several points around that compound, those red tracer bul
with the u.s. and its allies. defense secretary gates says the u.s. will hand over control of the mission within the coming days. however, questions remain about america's long-term exit strategy. >>> disaster in japan. workers get another scare as smoke rises, once again, from that crippled nuclear plant and residents are now being warned about contaminated drinking water and food. this as the estimated death toll jumps to more than 18,000 "early" this monday morning, jumps to more than 18,000 "early" this monday morning, march 21st, 2011. captioning funded by cbs >>> and good morning. welcome to "the early show" here on a monday morning, i'm chris wragge. >> i'm erica hill. >> following two very major stories this morning. first of which the situation in japan. all eyes on that nuclear facility in fukushima once again. this as reports as i mention a few moments ago, smoke emanating from that troubled reactor 3 there. and now reports of radiation levels detected radiation levels in both the food and the water in that safety zone around the nuclear plant right now. we're going to continue
's chief science correspondent robert bazell in tokyo. bob, what can you tell us? >> reporter: well, good morning, matt. i can tell you that at the very least this is a major setback in the efforts to contain the reactors. at worst, it's the beginning of a release of more radiation into the environment. >> now, about reactor number 3 -- >> reporter: the apparent leak is in reactor 3 which has been the most troubled at the fukushima site. today prime minister kan addressed the nation. >> translator: the government is stepping up monitoring efforts to control the radiation. >> reporter: the problem came to light when three workers got exposed to excess raidradiation. two of them were taken to a radiation hospital. measurements of the water in the plant found it to be 10,000 times normal radiation. today an official was asked about the source. when you take a look at the water, he said, it appears the source of the radiation is from the reactor. also the government said people living within 18 miles of the site should consider ale voluntary evacuation. earlier they suggested people in the zo
the government forces out. meanwhile, u.s. warships are moving closer to libya as we speak. and this morning, calls for a no-fly zone are getting louder. it's something that the u.s. military would likely take the lead in enforcing. defense secretary robert gates mean, though, setting up a no-fly zone would basically mean war since the u.s. would have to strike libya to take out its air defenses. >>> take a look at the map, a ajdabiya and al brega, capable of landing and a big one, ben wedeman is on the phone from benghazi, libya. ben, you had come close to one of the bombs being dropped. in fact, about 40 yards from you. what schais happening from them >> reporter: what we're hearing, from l bral brega, there have b more air raids. and also this ammunition stock which is providing a lot of the ammunition and weaponry for the rebels who yesterday weren't able to push pro-gadhafi forces out of the day after you mentioned that day long gun battle. i just got off the phone with somebody who lives there, he said the forces are gathering in that town. to,he says, start to push back -- push toward
in the west. george is taking time off. great to have dave muir with us. >> good morning, so sad. >> so sad, we're learning about the in legendary actress, liz taylor passing away. she died of congestive heart failure. surrounded the her four children. >> she was hospitaled six weeks ago, her condition stabilized. it was hoped she could return home. obviously not to be. one of her sons calling her an extraordinary woman who lived life to the fullest with great passion, humor and love. we'll talk to our friend in a few minutes. >> liz taylor with those beautiful violet eyes. >> i know. >> she went on to film 50 h films, married 8 times, twice to richard burton. sharyn alfonsi has more on liz taylor's extraordinary life. she was just 12 years old when she filmed "national velvet" in 1954. >> she grew to be one of the most beautiful women in hollywood. she was maggie in "hot tin roof." >> is it a wonder? do you know what i feel like? i feel like a cat on a hot tin roof. >> reporter: by the time she played cleopatra in 1963, she was one of the most famous women in the w
control and found out amazingly that they're used to this. listen. >> american 1900, so you're aware, the tower is apparently not manned. we've made a few phone calls. nobody's answering. so two airports went in the past 10, 19 minutes, so you can expect to go some. >> a reason it's not manned? >> well, i'm going to take a guess and say at that controller got locked out. i've heard of this happening before. >> that's the first time i've heard of it. >> yeah. fortunately, it's not very often, but, yeah, it happened about a year ago. i'm not sure that's what happened now. but anyway, there's nobody in the tower. >> interesting. >> it is. >> both planes did land safely. but changes are coming. ray lahood released a statement saying today i directed the airport to place two air traffic controllers on the midnight shift. it's just not acceptable to have just one controller in the tower managing air traffic in this critical airspace. i've also asked faa administrator randy babbett to study staffing at other airports. >>> and with the number in japan entering 10,000, a 6.2 earthquake rockin
. it could spark intervention from the u.s. and its allies within hours. and david kerley is with the president, who is beginning a trip to latin america, in brazil. good morning, david? >> reporter: the president is in brazil now. waiting to see if the unpredictable moammar gadhafi heeds his warning. and gadhafi may have answered in the last several hours. and that letter that you mentioned, calling the u.n. resolution invalid. and his forces continue to strike at the rebels in the east. this morning, a striking image. a libyan fighter plane, shot down by rebel forces battling moammar gadhafi. the libyan leader had reportedly been bombing the rebels inside his country, despite president obama's stark warning just 12 hours earlier. >> a cease-fire must be implemented immediately. let me be clear. these terms are not negotiable. >> reporter: within hours of that statement, gadhafi's government scrambled, saying it's declared a cease-fire. but this morning, the fighting continues. and there are new questions about if and when the united states and its allies will have to enf
to come get us. >> reporter: outside columbus, ohio, 60 weather-related wrecks reported in less than three hours on sunday, blamed on icy roads. in buffalo, sunday snowfall pushed the season total past 100 inches. people just want winter to end. >> i'm ready for spring to get here, baseball to start. >> reporter: the worst was in rayne, louisiana. this security camera shows the tornado that touched down saturday with 135 miles per hour winds leaving shattered glass, and mud-soaked debris. one young mother was killed. authorities say she died sheltering her 1-year-old daughter as fierce winds brought down a tree on their house. 1500 people were forced from their homes by the twister. >> it was total chaos to be honest with you. >> reporter: it's going to be chaotic for the morning rush hour in syracuse. syracuse is now closing in on their fourth snowiest season on record. 170 inches so far, and counting. if you do the math that's over 14 feet of snow. matt, i don't know if you want to hear this but it can snow in syracuse into mid may. >> not that i don't want to hear it, but people in syra
, run, joe, run. >> or a rock band like metallica, we have the lead singer, he's going to be joining us live. >> wow! >> from san francisco to talk about fathers and he's got a great story and a brand new documentary out as well. >> laura ingraham will join us. >> from ac/dc. >> what? and michael strahan will be here. he's got a lot on his plate right now with the nfl lockout and a bunch of other stuff. >> he might be the new regis. let's be honest and they're basically clones. michelle bachmann will be here. she's going to be running for president it seems and she's also embroiled in what's going to be a so-called attack on the tea party by the democrats trying to create a schism between republicans and the tea party. we'll expand on that. >> and finally, as you can see, screen right, susan lucci will be on our program today. she's got a lot to talk about as well. there are some rumors, "all my children" could be on the chopping block. >> i don't see how. it is a brilliant -- >> gone crazy! >> i know about pine valley. in the meantime, we begin with the latest on the situation in lib
looted most of the anti-aircraft guns from army barracks. most of the fighters aren't even trained to use them. and they shoot them wildly, hoping to hit a jet. this 22-year-old fighter is a student in college, studying mechanics. [ gunfire ] >> reporter: what do you know about firing a weapon? >> i'm killing. fight. fight the animals. >> reporter: are you scared? >> i'm not scared because my god is for me. you know? and my father. >> reporter: for often than not, the jets miss their targets. but for the opposition, this has been an extremely deadly place. gadhafi forces have pushed back hard here. and in a city just 30 miles from tripoli. and now, his ruthless crackdown has extended to journalists. when a bbc team tried to cover the fighting near the capital, they were picked up by gadhafi fighters and experienced firsthand how the regime treats its enemies. >> got in a cage. and put hoods on our heads and handcuffed us. i heard the noises. they were getting ready. >> i just closed my eyes. and prayed to help me. >> and started shouting, go, go. and i thought they were going to shoot us
's drinking level. robert bazell joins us again this morning. hey, bob. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, ann. we have to point out that the levels of radiation in the drinking water in tokyo are much lower than they are in many cities in the world. as you point out, infants might be at some risk. it has to be unsettling for parents. there is another indication of as long as the reactor keeps spewing radiation we'll have more problems. at the reactor there is hopeful news but more problems, an indication that this is not coming to an end. at this water plant that serves the greater tokyo area, officials found radioactive iodine twice as high as the standard for infants. parents were told to give infants only bottled water. again today black smoke from reactor number 3 forced workers to temporarily evacuate the site. with radiation continuing to leak from the plant workers hooked up power lines to all six reactors. it could be weeks before the cooling systems are operational. reactor 1 reached dangerous temperatures today. work at reactor 2 halted after high levels of radiation we
a thing. >> now that senator miller is misleading the public just like he misled us. that's why this letter is absolutely ridiculous because time and time again, we have met. the very person who wrote this letter to myself and senator fitzgerald, mark miller is the person standing in the way of that progress. >> well, now to florida where more than 40 demonstrations are planned. opponents and supporters of governor rick scott's tax and budget cuts plan to rally on this, the opening day of the legislature. wildfires have destroyed 15 homes and scorched three square miles. 50-mile-per-hour winds fueling those fires and force evacuations all across silver city. they're not saying how long the threat will remain, only saying the fire is not yet contained. charlie sheen and his ex brooke mueller calling off the courtroom showdown yesterday and it's going to happen today or maybe not. they are postponing the custody hearing. mueller has temporary custody. as for sheen, take a look. after he was officially fired by warner brothers, sheen waved a machete from the roof of a building in
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freedom. >> good morning. it's friday, march 4th. with us on set, msnbc contributor mike barnicle and msnbc political analyst and visiting professor, at nyu, he just got sanctioned for taking his class out to watch a live sex act. we speak of harold ford jr. and in washington, -- sorry, harold. that was a northwestern professor. >> pat buchanan and host for "andrea mitchell reports" andrea mitchell. >>> you can't compare scott walker to hitler and stalin and then say i'm not comparing scott walker to hitler and stalin. >> full disclosure. we love jerry brown. >> we need a we lot them, but -- dot, dot, dot segment. this say step off the bus. what was that sandra bullock movie? >> i don't know her catalog as well as i should. >> this is "speed." mike, get off at the next bus stop. we love you, man but brown, come on. >> he might be having a reaction to the fact that the cleveland indians are so terrible this year. >> they suck. >> they have to stop this. everybody has to stop this. >> come on, senator. >> you can wave the bloody flag of adolf hitler and say nothing here. harold ford
the disaster. they will join us morning to tell us what's being done to find her. >> also coming up, the murder case against casey anthony, the florida mop accused of kaling her daughter, caylee. with her trial just weeks away, a judge has made a very important ruling on stapts she made to the police, statements the defense doesn't want a jury to hear. we'll tell you a lot more about that still ahead. but we want to begin with libya. gadhafi stepping up his rhetoric saying the demands for a cease-fire are invalid. jim maceda is live in tripoli for us. >> reporter: first let's go to benghazi and reports from both rebel fighters and residents there that gadhafi forces now are on the outskirts of benghazi and they are fighting on the outskirts. they moved from about 40 or 50 miles outside of town to about 12 miles last night. this morning they were just three miles out beyond the center of town with tanks firing towards the center. also mortar rounds were being fired. the rebels are under attack. no other way to describe it. these forces are coming from the so you were approach and this, of course
. there is an indication that they may not be able tole control the reactor in the long term. right now, they are using stop-gap measures, desperate measures to keep what's left of the core that hasn't melted from melting. but i think the authorities have no confidence and they are not expecting to keep it up for the weeks or months that may be necessary to prevent a further core melt. >> we heard an hour ago a japanese nuclear safety official said the water inside the waste storage pool at the plant may be boiling. what's the significance of that? are we facing the potential of yet another explosion? >> well, earlier today there was an explosion at the spent fuel pool of the number 4 reactor. it had been shut down but all the fuel from the core was put in the spent fuel pool, so it was hot. that experienced a hydrogen explosion indicating there was fuel damage. certainly if there is boiling water in a pool that means the water level covering the spentle fuel could decrease and we could be faced with yet another episode of fuel degradation, hydrogen explosion. these pools are not within the leak tight
some leadership and the president use his bully pulpit. the president must have heard. i'll praise it, i'll pass it. the senate passed after an overwhelming vote in the house to cut $4 billion, almost unprecedented in modern politics. as they do that, the president said i'm not going to waste any time. come to my house. john boehner says wait a second, i'm going to tell greta something different. let's listen. >> i think the vice president would better spend his time if he sat down with harry reid and nancy pelosi and come up with a democrat position. like i said before, it's hard to sit down and negotiate. we've done our work. i know where we are. they know where we are. but we don't know what their position is. but he doesn't -- it would be a far better use of his time. >> he's exactly right. so according to the democrats, at 3:00 this afternoon in a room in the senate somewhere, they're going to have this meeting with joe biden, bill bailey, the chief of staff and jack lu, exactly right. here's the problem, though, the republicans say nothing is scheduledment we don't have anything
was for it before he was against it. >> it's whatever he can use to make some -- >> don't be so cynical. mike barnicle, seemed like a good idea until obama did it, now it just makes no sense at all. >> that's what i was going to m working overtime with newt. we have a couple clips portraying just exactly what you pointed out, joe. three weeks ago he's for doing exactly what president obama did and all of a sudden innocent last three days he's opposed everything president obama has done. >> can i pretend to disagree? >> yes. >> try. >> you can. give it a try. >> he was for intervention, then he thought it was too late and he didn't like the way it was executed in a multilateral way. if you're going for newt inconsistencies and hypocrisies, this one doesn't move the needle for me. >> just admit you've now salvaged the newt gingrich chapter of game change two, halperin. he's still talking to you. willie geist, before we get to news, i'm telling you, people are -- i'm dead serious. mark halperin talked about this in his note. it may be in vogue to make fun of donald trump's presidential run but w
measures. with u.s. support, the u.n. security council authorized a no-fly zone over libya and the use of military actions against moammar gadhafi's forces. air strikes could begin as soon as today. >>> live from london, meredith vieira gets a special tour of westminster abbey from the man who will officiate at the royal wedding as the countdown to the big event hits 42 days today, friday, march 18, 2011. captions paid for by nbc-universal television " on a friday morning. >>> good morning. welcome to a special edition of "today" on a friday morning. i'm matt lauer in new york. meredith is in london. buckingham palace. good morning to you. >> hey, matt. good morning to you as well. we'll get the latest on the royal wedding and my tour of westminster abbey in a bit. there are new developments on the crisis in japan, matt. >> there certainly are. japanese officials who have been criticized for downplaying the severity of the nuclear crisis raised their rating of the situation to a 5 on the scale of 1 to 7. that means they expected wider consequences beyond the local area surrounding that
>>> good morning. the libyan government of moammar gadhafi calls the u.s. resolution to intervene invalid, and says western allies will regret interfering in libya. in the eastern half of the country, rebels shot down a warplane attacking their stronghold, despite gadhafi's claims of a cease-fire. president obama says america could soon join its nato allies in military action. are we on the brink of intervention? >>> and disaster in japan. exhausted engineers struggle to get power restored at the country's crippled nuclear reactors. in the hopes of avoiding a meltdown. meanwhile, high levels of radiation begin to show up in food in japan, as the country's prime minister urges his people to show courage in the wake of their unspeakable tragedy. we'll have those stories "early" this saturday morning, march we'll have those stories "early" this saturday morning, march 19th, 2011. captioning funded by cbs >>> new york city waking up to a sunny saturday morning. the last saturday before spring begins. welcome to "the early show." i'm rebecca jarvis. >> and i'm russ mitchell. two major
. he disappeared in iran four years ago but now u.s. officials have proof that retired f.b.i. agent robert levinson is alive. he reportedly is being held somewhere in southwest asia and efforts are under way to free him. iran has repeatedly denied knowing anything about the case. the 62-year-old father of seven went to iran to investigate cigarette smuggling. half-hour ago, nasa launched a rocket. its name is glory. but houston, there may be a problem! the rocket carrying a satellite to observe the earth lifted off from vandenberg air force base in california. the rocket went up but didn't separate. nasa expected to update the situation a few hours from now. harvard university and the navy signed an agreement this afternoon that will allow rotc back on campus for the first time since the vietnam war. right now, harvard students participating in the reserve officers training corps go next door to mit, the university says it will welcome the rotc program back now that congress voted to end the "don't ask, don't tell" policy in the military. there's always a hook, right? those are your
i know nothing about this. i know this. here's our guest list. dana perino will be joining us. peter king at the heart of a controversial beginning to his hearings this week about muslim radicalization within our own country. >> remember the movie erin brocavich. she's written some books in the past and now she's trying her hand at fiction. >> cesar milan knows your animal, your dog, your pet is trying to talk to you. he will tell you what he or she is trying to say. >> did you hear that barking? it sounds like lassie was trying to say timmy is down the well again. >> have we stopped with wells? >> this is a good time to go to headlines, i think. new video this morning of libyan leader muammar el-qaddafi making a brief appearance yet again on libya state tv waving to supporters in tripoli. he's claiming victories on libya's coast today. they say the regrouping after losing ground and getting pounded by qaddafi's troops with tanks, helicopters and fighter planes as they tried to advance towards the capital. wild weather hitting the northeast hard. overnight, a bus crashed near scrant
? >> at least she's coming out of the penalty to be with us. good morning, america. we have david muir with us, as george continues to take time off. you know what we're going to do this morning? we're going to celebrate elizabeth taylor's life. and our colleague, barbara walters, shares her memories of the icon. and we'll have a look at her jaw-dropping jewels. and the men in her life that lavished her with those jewels. >>> also coming up in this first half hour, what critics are calling a political stunt. this is out of japan this morning. tokyo's governor downing a glass of tap water, just 24 hours after that water was called radioactive. can it really shift this quickly? >>> we're going to start with the wild weather overnight all across the country. sam will have the forecast in a moment. but first, matt gutman joins us from westmoreland county, pennsylvania. >> reporter: good morning. this is a roof tile. that's the only part of this roof that's left. in 15 seconds of terror, residents here tell me that the entire neighborhood was shaking. porches up off the street. houses like this, ma
. lester will tell us about it in a few minutes. first he has the latest on the ongoing nuclear crisis. good morning, lester. >> reporter: good morning. you have to hand it to the 50 workers there trying their best, but at every turn, a cascading event events throws more obstacles their way. right now this all seems to threaten to overwhelm them. it is a scene playing out on japanese television. trouble at the troubled fukushima daiichi power plant. more information kept coming. the news only getting more confusing. >> translator: we have urged them to evacuate. >> reporter: earlier today it was announced operations at the plant had been suspended. all personnel on site forced to withdraw because of concern about what were thought to be dangerously high radiation levels at the plant. but later, workers were allowed back in. the situation at the power plant is growing more dire each day. satellite imagery from satellites reveals the damage from three explosions in the last four days. it is what you can't see that's troubling. radiation is entering the air. a crack in the containment dom
this unwanted, unneeded real estate. and if this actually happens, an administration official tells us that the sale of these kind of properties could possibly bring in $5 billion over three years. don? >> shannon travis, we appreciate that. i'm don lemon. thanks for joining us. the "newsroom" continues right now with brooke baldwin. >>> don, thank you. i know you've been busy the last two hours. i think we'll be as well. following several developing stories for you, including this. take a look at this. gadhafi bombing libya again. why do we know that? because our cnn crew was there, saw it happen. so who is gaining ground, gadhafi or the opposition? we'll go live in minutes. >>> also, ohio state senators are expected to vote anytime now on this bill. this is senate bill 5 that would curb the rights of public employees -- and i'm talking about everything from their pay rise razes to vacation time -- will be affected. now, keep in mind the senate in ohio does have a republican majority. the governor, republican as well, governor john kasich, he's expected to sign the bill. >>> plus, tak
then, i negotiate directly with designers... so you get the savings. t.j.maxx. let us make a maxxinista out of you. >>> good morning. breaking news. a possible leak detected in one of the reactors at that damaged nuclear plant in japan after water inside tested 10,000 times more radioactive than normal. and this morning officials are expanding the voluntary evacuation zone. we'll have the latest in a live report. >>> wake-up call. the f.a.a. suspends a veteran tower controller after he fell asleep during his overnight shift at reagan national airport. it could lead to major safety changes nationwide. >>> final wish. elizabeth taylor laid to rest during an emotional private service and at her request she arrived fashionably late. one last grand entrance for a hollywood legend today, friday sh mar, hollywood legend today, friday sh mar, march 25, 2011. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> and good morning. welcome to "today" on a friday morning. i'm mcalistatt lauer. >> i'm ann curry. just a short time ago japan's prime minister delivered an address to his nation
, your favorite memory. >> when we were on bahrain, we used to wake up early and walk the beach with a coke, coca-cola and skittles or snickers. oprah: waking up and walking the beach. >> yeah. oprah: that's a good one. >> i just have to say spending some "quality time" away from the two, just me and him. oprah: mm-hmm. >> the one time we went on the roof when we were in las vegas--of our house--and we just saw the luxor lights. we just saw the city of lights. we were eating snickers, and we had some soda, and... oprah: what kind of dad was he? was he a strict disciplinarian or could you get away with anything with him? >> he was strict. >> he could get away with anything. oprah: he could ger away with it, huh? >> uh-huh. oprah: he could get away with it. you couldn't get away with it? no? and so when you would have quality time, what would you do besides eat snickers? >> sometimes he would take me to an art museum because we both loved art, and we would do a lot as a family. we would play tag outside, and he got us kenya 4 years ago. oprah: kenya the dog, the lab? >>
>>> good morning. breaking news, a u.s. f-15 fighter jet has crashed in libya. we are told they are safe. we're live with the latest. >>> significant step, the power lines have been connected to all six reactors at japan's nuclear plant. a major mile stone as crews race to try to stop the smoke, steam and radiation that is still escaping. >>> and sorry, charlie. just two weeks after giving him the boot, cbs is reportedly in talks to bring charlie sheen back to "two and a half men." but after everything each side has said, can anyone really say they're winning today tuesday, march 22nd, 2011. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good morning. welcome to "today" on a tuesday morning. it's 7:00 on the west coast. i'm matt lauer. >> i'm ann curry in for meredith. the fighter jet crashed overnight west of benghazi. >> we're being told the cause was likely mechanical. we'll get right to the story. jim miklaszewski has the story. jim, what can you tell us? >> reporter: good morning. those airmen were flying east of benghazi when their f-15 fighter jet experienced mech
and a cell phone. >>> president obama insists the u.s. had to get involved in libya to stop a massacre, and right now, secretary of state hillary clinton is in london, meeting with leaders from around the globe to figure out what to do about moammar gadhafi. here's what she said just moments ago. we don't have that, but we do have from the president last night in his nationally televised speech, where he promised ground troops would not be used to remove moammar gadhafi. and to prove that point, he took a page out of history. >> to be blunt, we went down that road in iraq. thanks to the extraordinary sacrifices of our troops, and the determination of our diplomats, we are hopeful about iraq's future. but regime change there took eight years, thousands of american and iraqi lives, and nearly $1 trillion. that is not something we can afford to repeat in libya. >> the speech is doing little to calm gop critics this morning, including house speaker john boehner. he says americans still have no answer to the fundamental question, what does success in libya look like? and one of the presiden
, there were ships enforcing the u.s. arms embargo. today, the president meets with his national security team to discuss strategy. for more on that, we go to nbc's tracie potts in washington. good morning. >> lynn, good morning. no doubt, the question will be today what is the end game here? the president has anonsed that we will not be sending ground troops into libya, yet we're sending more warships there as we speak. the big question, who is going to take over within days as the president has promised? the french has said they only want a technical role. nato can't seem to agree who will take over. that remains a big question. it's a question they're asking about on capitol hill. house speaker john boehner sending a letter saying his administration is sending mixed messages about this mission. meantime, secretary of state hillary clinton has a message for moammar gadhafi saying the end game rests with him, that it's his decision when to step down and end all this. finally, what does the american public think? we have results this morning from a new reuters poll. 60% say they support the ac
in less than three months, he's here to tell us why he's convinced he's sober for good today, wednesday, march 9, 2011. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good morning. welcome to "today" on a wednesday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> i'm meredith vieira. take a look at little falls, new jersey, where homeowners are dealing with some of the worst flooding there in years. >> the flooding is the result of the storm we told you about hear monday morning. it hit sunday night into monday causing creeks and rivers to overflow their banks. as we mentioned the storm headed to the northeast today is expected to create even more problems in this area. the latest in a live report and al's forecast in just a bit. >> also a warning if you use a wireless internet router. imagine sitting home when a dozen fbi agents storm in and accuse you of trafficking in child pornography. it happened to one stunned man in florida because someone else was stealing his signal. he will share his story and we'll tell you how to keep your computer safe. >>> and charlie sheen blasts his bosses in another onli
say the gunman who killed two u.s. airmen and injured two others at the frankfurt airport appears to have motivated by islamic extremism. we're live with the latest. >>> it was horrible. mickey rooney testifies on capitol hill about the abuse he suffered for years, allegedly at the hands of his own family, and he speaks exclusively to nbc news. >> and he even sold my oscar. >> this morning, his emotional story in his own words. >>> and back with their mom. charlie sheen's twin boys now in the custody of their mother, brooke mueller, as new details emerge about what she told a judge to have those kids removed from the actor's home today, thursday, march 3rd, 2011. >>> and welcome to "today" on this thursday morning. i'm meredith vieira. >> and i'm matt lauer. that story out of frankfurt, germany, was terrible. the first deadly attack on u.s. serviceman in more than 20 years. >> the airmen were boarding a military bus outside of a terminal at the frankfort airport when a man began opening with them and then opened fire. two servicemen were killed. this morning german prosecutors are
work. because we wanted to do something that was like-- i don't know, that made sense to us. we never considered ourselve anti-religion or anti-mormon. other people do. >> it is not like we were sitting here saying let's rip on mormon, how should we do it let's start writing some songs. it really was for me, growing up with musicals, i loved the classics, all the roger and hammerstein stuff. and so it really was can we make a really solid traditional musical and in the same way that they would use a group from oklahoma. now we are chalking being chinese americans, no let's do a really traditional musical but with mormons. >> rose: and katherine deneuve about her new thing potiche. >> the actresses, they want to have in the film or they want to say, you know, get through the actors, that's how it works. and it's the first important decision they have, if they are right, of course, it is to the choice of the actors. because in the end, on the screen that is what you look at and that is what you har and the emotion you can get or the pleasure you can have, you know, is always -- >> matt
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